My 2004 Yamaha FJR1300
My current bike is a 2004 Yamaha FJR1300. This is a "super-sport touring"
bike, with a very strong motor and enough comfort for very long days.
Key FJR1300 links include the forum at
www.fjrforum.com and the FJR mailing
list you will find at
www.micapeak.com/lists/fjr1300, plus the excellent technical web site
for owners at www.fjrtech.com, the
extensive general info pages at
www.fjr1300.info, and the
parts-and-accessories vendor at
www.fjrgoodies.com. Many of these sites have extensive links pages of
their own that you should check out.
A small percentage of FJR1300 units from (at least) the 2001-2005 model
years suffer from a symptom that owners online call "The Tick." It's a
degenerative condition that is characterized by excessive exhaust valve
guide wear, resulting in excessive exhaust valve play and (perhaps) delayed
and abrupt valve closing, making a distinctive sound. This is also
associated with unburned oil getting into the exhaust system and eventually
coming out of the muffler cans.
Follow the links below to my articles about The Tick and other FJR1300
The Tick - Ticking in the Yamaha FJR1300
FJR1300 service and repair
This page was last edited
April 26, 2008.